Together We Make a Difference!
SPECIAL THANKS to our State Legislators — Senator Judson Hill, Representative Sharon Cooper, Representative Matt Dollar and Representative John Carson for voting for the increased education dollars in the Governor’s proposed budget.
This is a welcome step forward to reducing state austerity cuts. We look forward to working with our legislators going forward — to eliminate funding cuts and to improve student performance, so that our schools have the resources to provide students the high quality education needed in this competitive economy.
Irene Barton is our new District 9 Director. Please join us in welcoming her!
We have some upcoming events. Mark your calendars for the below:
Tuesday, March 25 – HONORING OUR HEROES reception 6:30 at Simpson Middle School.
Thursday, March 27 – DISTRICT 9 SPRING CONFERENCE and Vendor Fair at 8:30 am on March 27th at North Star Church. See: 9th District Spring Meeting.
Thursday April 17th – ECCC PTA GENERAL MEETING, 8:45 am – 12 noon at Sprayberry High School. Bring your green voting books.
Thursday, April 17, Pope Cluster PTSAs are Hosting a Candidate Forum at HighTower Trail Middle School Auditorium, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The ECCC PTA is here to help you be successful in serving your school community. Please do not hesitate to call or email with questions, comments, feedback, etc.
Stephanie Daniels & Anita Hagins Jones
ECCC PTA Co-Presidents 2013-14
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children, and;
To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the Nation.
PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community—Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class.
Standard 2: Communicating effectively—Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.
Standard 3: Supporting student success—Families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
Standard 4: Speaking up for every child—Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.
Standard 5: Sharing power—Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.
Standard 6: Collaborating with community—Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.